Contracts and orders

December 21, 2017 - 11:53 am
The Trump administration hit 13 individuals around the world with U.S. sanctions on Thursday under a 2016 law that empowers the Treasury Department to target people anywhere for human rights violations and corruption. Those targeted: —Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who is alleged to have...
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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, paramilitary policemen in an armored vehicle are on duty at the airport in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. Authorities are using detentions in political indoctrination centers and data-driven surveillance to impose a digital police state in the region of Xinjiang and its Uighurs, a 10-million strong, Turkic-speaking Muslim minority Beijing fears could be influenced by extremism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 17, 2017 - 9:22 am
KORLA, China (AP) — Nobody knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police. Not his village neighbors in China's far west, who haven't seen him in months. Not his former classmates, who fear Chinese authorities beat him to death. Not his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, announced Thursday, Dec. 14, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2017 - 12:36 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Disney's deal for large part of Fox (all times local) 7:10 a.m. Rupert Murdoch says selling much of the 21st Century Fox entertainment businesses to Disney allows what remains of his family's business to focus on American news and sports. Murdoch and his sons...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 14, 2017 - 8:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian president's annual news conference (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin say Moscow backs Iraq's unity in a dispute around the region of Kurdistan. Self-ruled Kurdish regional government last month accepted a federal court ruling that...
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December 12, 2017 - 6:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs radio analyst Ron Coomer has agreed to a multiyear contract extension. The team and Entercom, the company that owns its flagship radio station, announced the agreement on Tuesday. The 51-year-old Coomer has been working alongside play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes since...
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December 07, 2017 - 1:04 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks gain NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in midday trading on Wall Street, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track for its first gain in five days. Technology, industrial stocks and banks are up more than the rest of the market. Facebook, Boeing and Wells Fargo...
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December 07, 2017 - 11:10 am
NFL-BROWNS-BROWN FIRED Winless Browns fire VP Sashi Brown, keep their coach CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have fired top executive Sashi Brown, but are keeping coach Hue Jackson for another season despite a 1-27 record. Brown was named the team's top executive by owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, CONMEBOL delegate Roger Bello, of Bolivia, left, talks with Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion, center, and Alejandro Burzaco, president of Torneos y Competencias, during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burzaco, the former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of FIFA, that Fox was among several media companies paying bribes through sham contracts for the Copa America and other events. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
November 14, 2017 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on testimony during a trial of three former South American soccer officials that Fox Sports paid bribes to secure broadcast rights (all times local): ___ 9 p.m. Fox Sports has denied accusations from a former marketing executive that it partnered with his firm to pay...
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October 27, 2017 - 1:37 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks climb NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading a stock market rally at midday as investors applaud third-quarter reports from big names including Microsoft and Google's parent company Alphabet. Traders are also cheering a report that showed the U.S. economy grew by...
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October 04, 2017 - 3:35 am
FINANCIAL MARKETS Hong Kong shares rise, Japan falls in quiet Asian trading HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in holiday-thinned trading today as investors brushed off Wall Street's latest advance into record territory. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index gave up early gains, slipping 0.1...
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